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07:21 AM ET 10.24 | These days, much of the Hot Stove focus is on Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and where he might sign. [Oh Seung-Hwan], a Korean right-hander, is also drawing attention. The Yankees are among the MLB clubs that have scouted the 31-year-old reliever who is a seven-time All Star in the Korean Baseball Organization and has spent nine years with the Samsung Lions. Like Tanaka, Oh has to go through the posting process which won't begin until Nov. 1. According to reports, Oh's fastball is between 94 and 96 mph and he has a splitter that disappears. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound right-hander was 4-1 with a 1.74 ERA and saved 28 games. With Joba Chamberlain definitely gone, Boone Logan likely going and David Robertson getting a chance at replacing the retired Mariano Rivera, the Yankees are going to need relievers.

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October 24, 2013  09:37 AM ET

How much is it going to cost for the honor of negotiating a contract with him?

October 24, 2013  09:59 AM ET

A 31 year old pitcher from the Korean BB league ???
This is progress in the Bronx?
G*d help the Yankees! As a BoSox fan I can only smile!

October 24, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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A 31 year old pitcher from the Korean BB league ???This is progress in the Bronx?G*d help the Yankees! As a BoSox fan I can only smile!

Now get to church and atone for your sins.

October 24, 2013  10:36 AM ET

I think they should take a look at Kim Chee Yum while they're scouting Korea.

It's also a well known fact that Kim Jong Un can throw 130mph and actually make the ball turn invisible between his hand and the catcher's mitt.

October 24, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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I think they should take a look at Kim Chee Yum while they're scouting Korea.It's also a well known fact that Kim Jong Un can throw 130mph and actually make the ball turn invisible between his hand and the catcher's mitt.

Don't overlook Won Hong Lo

October 24, 2013  12:19 PM ET

From Sandman to Gangman, Good ruck

October 24, 2013  12:35 PM ET

Soriano was pretty good for us when Mo got injured and even he drove me nuts. He got the saves but it was hardly ever without some drama. Man were we spoiled!

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October 24, 2013  01:04 PM ET

that pitcher from the great island nation of korea will most def fill marianos shoes

October 24, 2013  02:09 PM ET
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that pitcher from the great island nation of korea will most def fill marianos shoes

That island is connected to China. It is a peninsula. You kids. Jeesh! As long as the guy has a nuclear arm, I am good with it.

October 24, 2013  02:35 PM ET
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A 31 year old is youth?This is same old cashman policy.Just throw $ at whomever the 'hot' pitcher is Dude is 31. Already....what are they going to offer a 4-5 year deal?

Only four teams have won two World Series since 2000. They Yankees are one of them. No team has had more playoff appearances than the Yankees. They must be doing something right.

This year one of two teams will have won 3 WS since 2000.

October 24, 2013  03:21 PM ET
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That island is connected to China. It is a peninsula. You kids. Jeesh! As long as the guy has a nuclear arm, I am good with it.

You can be sure of it if he's from North Korea...

 
October 24, 2013  04:35 PM ET
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Only four teams have won two World Series since 2000. They Yankees are one of them. No team has had more playoff appearances than the Yankees. They must be doing something right.This year one of two teams will have won 3 WS since 2000.

Sox in five; Tom Brady says so.

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